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Dismantled DC rebuilt in Slough

Dismantled DC rebuilt in Slough

A warehouse that was dismantled, moved and re-built has been let in Slough.

The warehouse deal –  which follows the building’s move across the Slough Trading Estate -  is believed to be the first of its kind.
The 35,345 sq ft property now at 9 Cambridge Avenue was moved piece by piece to make way for a new £10m bridge.

SEGRO plc (SEGRO), owner of the Slough Trading Estate, has signed a 10 year lease with existing customer ‘Lanes for Drains’ . Environmental studies showed that it was viable to dismantle the original, modern building on Leigh Road and to recycle the materials, specifically using the original steel frame.

The building was demolished and materials reused in line with SEGRO’s sustainability targets, making it one of SEGRO’s greenest buildings. The project took just 11 months to dismantle and re build.

Gareth Osborn, Business Unit Director for SEGRO in the Thames Valley, said: “The unit is particularly impressive given the work done to move its location on the Trading Estate. The relocation has saved 530 tonnes of carbon which is the equivalent of 2,500 trees or 115 return flights from London to Hong Kong and its carbon footprint is 40% lower than the benchmark as a result.”

Cushman & Wakefield is the letting agent for the Slough Trading Estate.

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